Tag Archives: squats

Use Chair Squats to help with hip and knee strength.

Try using chair squats to rehab your leg or hip injury,  easy to modify, and safe to try.  Let me know if you have any questions, Enjoy! Ed Deboo, PT Physical Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Should I use the Knee Extension Machine at my gym?

Almost all gyms that have machines have the Knee extension machine for quadriceps strengthening, but is it a good exercise to do? Not in my opinion, especially if you have had an ACL repair…. It is not my favorite machine for a number of reasons: 1. Not a functional exercise, I prefer to use standing […]

5 strengthening exercises to avoid at the gym

I will often get asked about weight training and which exercises should be done and others that need to be avoided.  Let’s first start with the 5 to avoid so we don’t reinforce incorrect or faulty movement patterns.  I’ve compiled my “top 5 list to avoid” based on my experience as a Physical Therapist.  Let me give […]